Toy truck – a beginner’s CNC project

While Paul was focussing on desigining and delivering the Super Gerbil CNC kickstarter project, I was helping with the testing. Rather than using simple test shapes, I tackled something a little more complex to help avoid boredom !  The result was a toy truck as a beginner’s CNC project. Actually, being made from acrylic, it’s […]

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Buy K40 laser cutter upgrades, CNC controllers and more online

Buy laser cutter upgrades easily in our new store SuperGerbil.com.  It sells all our products in a standard shopping cart format, so it’s easy to use.  We’ve included local and international shipping in the product price, because that’s what you like. And don’t worry, we’ll continue to blog and hold the K40 forum on Awesome.Tech […]

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Basic steps to debug a k40 controller set up

Debugging the K40 controller set up consists of a few steps which are easy to follow. Comms Motion Limit stops Laser power You probably need: a small Philips screw driver for the screw terminals, a simple multi-meter and some gummy bears. First we need to test whether the board communicates with your computer. Best way […]

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Day 2 of the world’s largest MakerFaire

Another great day, as Makers of all ages flooded into the Bay Area MakerFaire to see an incredible array of projects and connect with like minded folk. Both the Laser Controller and Personal Particle Accelerator consistently received great comments like ‘very cool’ and ‘awesome’.  It was really satisfying to hear so many like minded people […]

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Setup day at Bay Area Maker Faire

Today, our intrepid Aussie adventurers set up their demos at the Bay Area MakerFaire.  We’re pretty sure they haven’t seen a particle accelerator before ! First, Jo constructed a display case for the particle accelerators – we gotta keep little fingers off this complex equipment !!!  (Photo taken before the protective backing plastic was peeled […]

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